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Police Say 12 Confirmed Dead in Arkansas Floods

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    CADDO GAP, Ark. (AP) - State police say 12 people are confirmed
    dead after flash floods triggered by heavy rains slammed a pair of
    campgrounds in southwestern Arkansas.

        

    Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler says he does notknow if those killed early Friday were campers or area residents.
    He says officials are moving in a refrigerated truck to set up as a
    temporary morgue.
         
    He says rescuers are searching for anyone still trapped by the
    flooding, but that they do not know how many there may be. He says
    the water level in Montgomery and Pike counties peaked at 23.5 feet
    Friday morning.
         
    The National Weather Service says 7.6 inches of rain in the
    area.
         
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